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Gran Turismo 5 Hits 1.05

[Updated] Features!

As if Polyphony hasn’t annoyed enough of us with massive installs, along comes another update for Gran Turismo 5, taking the game to version 1.05.

This time the patch size has jumped considerably, sitting at just over 600MB, and whilst there’s not yet a definitive changelog a few reports have emerged from those that have already downloaded the rather chunky update.

First up is the welcome option to switch off the HUD in-race – something that was a gripe from the beginning, especially as GT5’s heads up display takes up most of the screen real estate.

Elsewhere, there’s apparently the option to have mechanical damage in offline practise mode and a ‘grip reduction’ setting for wet tracks, and you can also rewind your replays – great for photo mode.

There’s also talk of the ability to back up your save game, although we’re hoping that they’re not transferrable from user to user, as there’s bound to be one central ‘master save’ with everything unlocked within the hour if that’s the case.

If there’s anything else we’ll update this post.

Update: Here is a list of changes the patch brings:

  • “[Seasonal Events] have been added to the upper left side of the [GT Mode] – [GT Life] screen. From here you can participate in official online events from the Polyphony Digital team.
    In these events, all participants race under the same regulations, and if you complete the event you will win rewards and experience. In Time Trials and Drift Trials, compete on the leader boards with players around the world.
  • An [Online Dealership] has been added to the left center of the [GT Mode]-[GT Life] screen. In here you will find popular and rare used cars.  You might just come across that one car you’ve always been looking for, that you haven’t been able to find in the [Used Car Dealer]
  • Online Race Rewards and Experience
    When you complete a race in the [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge], you will now gain rewards and experience points.
    Therefore if you are focused more on playing online, you’ll still be able to gain rewards and levels that you need to progress in [GT Life].
  • Driving Distance and Number of Wins in Online Races
    The driving distance and the number of wins you achieve when you complete a race in [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge] will now affect your stats in [Profile] and the [Garage].
    Here again the results from your online play will c*mulate within [GT Life].
  • Improved Rewards
    The rewards for winning races in both A-Spec and B-Spec in [GT Mode]-[GT Life] have been increased for a limited time only. (This applies until the end of January 2011)
    This is a great chance for those who were previously having difficulties getting ahead in the game, due to a lack of funds for tuning and purchasing required cars.
  • Race Information Display
    [Race Information Display] is now available in [Start]-[Quick Options]. (You can also see this in [Race Display] in [Options]).
  • Save Data Backup
    You can now copy and restore your save data. For details, please refer to the in-game [Manual].
  • Personal BGM (Menu)
    From [Options]-[Hardware]-[Audio], it is now possible to set the [Personal BGM] (Menu)]. (This can also be accessed from the [Music Library] within [GT Mode]).
  • Car Name Change
    The official name of “Red Bull X1″ has been changed to “Red Bull X2010″.
  • Integration with the Website
    The main features within [GT Mode]-[Community] can now also be accessed through the “gran-turismo.com” official website.
  • [Important Note:]
    * We have made improvements to the [Log] within [GT Mode]- [Community] section, in order to make its operation more stable. Please note that the information that was here before the update has been reset.”

Thanks, Dr Davros

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50 Comments
  1. Fresh191
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Glad the hud can be removed now. It doesn’t bother me too much but its a basic option and in the cockpit view its nice to be able to use (and see) the dials doing there well rendered job :)

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:04.
    • Pedromr
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      Haha, Funny! TSA censors cockpit… Wonder if I can write pussycat…

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 15:19.
      • 4lf13
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        It censored cumulate in the actual post as well.

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 18:01.
  2. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    GTPlanet is a buzz with rumoured features ranging from Hello Kitty livery for the Nissan Micra to an Online dealership which might allow people to trade cars

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:06.
    • Fresh191
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Online dealership would be suweet!

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:11.
      • Moakesice
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        This is a great idea, i think they did something simular on Midnight club where you could buy other peoples cars, was a great feature

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:46.
  3. djsunna
    Member
    Since: Feb 2010

    i’m gunna have to wait a couple of hours just coming to end of le mans 24 hour endurance on b spec can’t wait to find out what’s new

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:11.
  4. minerwilly
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Yea there has to be something a little more substantial than a few little tweaks , I love these constant updates as they keep making what was already an outstanding game into an even better one . My 640gb bad boy hoovers up these patches and updates . Only problem is that with the YLOD it takes me between 30-40 presses to turn the damn machine on !

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:13.
  5. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    My copy which im getting saturday, how many patches will it need before i can play online? :/

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:18.
    • nofi
      One for all.
      Since: Forever

      1, hopefully.

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:24.
    • teflon
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      GT5 is being patched in a way that you’ll only ever need the latest patch. (So far) It’s an option available to devs, and has been previously seen with KZ2, where they eventually switched to this method for their final patch to the game.

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:28.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        thats good, and how long is the install?

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:45.
      • JaffaMan24
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Does that mean then that all the other patches following this, will also include this patch, and therefore be 600+mb in size?!

        I blumin hope not!

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:00.
      • shields_t
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        I’d expect it does.

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:20.
      • ARUMIR
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        600mb didn’t really take long to download although I was playing Monster Hunter Tri that passed 2 hours of time…

        So bigger patchs? bring it on!!

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:30.
  6. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Whilst an option to remove the HUD is a nice idea, it’s only mainly of use for those who use the metric system’s speed, those of us used to MPH are often faced with a KM/h speedo in the cars. It shouldn’t really be that hard to change the speedo along with the user settings.
    Actually thinking about it, some cars have MPH speedo’s but the needle is programmed to display KM/h.

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:31.
    • Cadabena
      Since: Jul 2009

      I’d say this is a bug, as in a lot of cars the needle doesn’t move past about 120mph due to being wrongly programmed to show kmph.

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:56.
  7. Mickey2010
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Hmm Unfortunatly i lost my job when this game was released so was unsble to buy them game :( but my fiance has bought me this for christmas and im looking forward to jumpt into this!!! after the hour install but still better then DCUO 5 Long Hours!!

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:48.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      add about 15 to that and you have my dcou download time… It was horrible!

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 15:06.
      • Mickey2010
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Haha so true lol.i put it on at 8 and never got to play til about 1 half one lol.but its a great game and the level of customisation is brilliant

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 16:57.
  8. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    would love to have a customizble HUd and choose what I want on screen! Re-winds in replay is a great fix, that really should have been in there from the start. And if the online trading is true – thank you god, and polyphony, for listening to our needs!

    I don’t mind the constant updates as long as they give us great additions like these! If they are true! Where’s the update list?

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:50.
  9. Dlaf42
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Does anyone know if the patch downloading of plus got this or is it a enter game first patch….

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:51.
  10. DR-DAVROS
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Here a list of changes –

    A new update has been released for Gran Turismo 5.
    The main contents of the update are as follows:

    ・Seasonal Events
    [Seasonal Events] have been added to the upper left side of the [GT Mode] – [GT Life] screen. From here you can participate in official online events from the Polyphony Digital team.
    In these events, all participants race under the same regulations, and if you complete the event you will win rewards and experience. In Time Trials and Drift Trials, compete on the leader boards with players around the world.

    ・Online Dealership
    An [Online Dealership] has been added to the left center of the [GT Mode]-[GT Life] screen. In here you will find popular and rare used cars.
    You might just come across that one car you’ve always been looking for, that you haven’t been able to find in the [Used Car Dealer]

    ・Online Race Rewards and Experience
    When you complete a race in the [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge], you will now gain rewards and experience points.
    Therefore if you are focused more on playing online, you’ll still be able to gain rewards and levels that you need to progress in [GT Life].

    ・Driving Distance and Number of Wins in Online Races
    The driving distance and the number of wins you achieve when you complete a race in [Open Lobby] or [My Lounge] will now affect your stats in [Profile] and the [Garage].
    Here again the results from your online play will cumulate within [GT Life].

    ・Improved Rewards
    The rewards for winning races in both A-Spec and B-Spec in [GT Mode]-[GT Life] have been increased for a limited time only. (This applies until the end of January 2011)
    This is a great chance for those who were previously having difficulties getting ahead in the game, due to a lack of funds for tuning and purchasing required cars.

    ・Race Information Display
    [Race Information Display] is now available in [Start]-[Quick Options]. (You can also see this in [Race Display] in [Options]).

    ・Save Data Backup
    You can now copy and restore your save data. For details, please refer to the in-game [Manual].

    ・Personal BGM (Menu)
    From [Options]-[Hardware]-[Audio], it is now possible to set the [Personal BGM] (Menu)]. (This can also be accessed from the [Music Library] within [GT Mode]).

    ・Car Name Change
    The official name of “Red Bull X1″ has been changed to “Red Bull X2010″.

    ・Integration with the Website
    The main features within [GT Mode]-[Community] can now also be accessed through the “gran-turismo.com” official website.

    [Important Note:]
    * We have made improvements to the [Log] within [GT Mode]- [Community] section, in order to make its operation more stable. Please note that the information that was here before the update has been reset.

    Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 13:53.
    • Cadabena
      Since: Jul 2009

      Save data backup! :D

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:01.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        That was one of the most important things that needed changing. Imagine getting all the ‘Licences’ and ‘Special Event’ trophies then your PS3 dies. You would need to do them all again.
        Like it says above, I hope they are not transferable.

        Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 15:11.
    • Aquastyle
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      Wow, some very nice improvements! Love that they’re introducing seasonal events, online dealership and online XP, especially. Installing the update at the very moment, will be fun to check these new features out.

      Thanks for the info!

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:10.
    • minerwilly
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Wow , great find . This now makes the game into gaming perfection . XP for online races and online time trial leaderboards plus Polyphony Events are what ive been after .

      Comment posted on 20/12/2010 at 14:25.

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